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you back to the torino games. >>> a mega merge ser about to take off. mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. cnbc reporting this, a deal between american and us airways pretty close to being done. >> that's absolutely right, chris. and as american airlines and us airways, which by the way is the parent close to reaching a merger agreement in a deal that would create the world's largest airline which is possibly going to be an announcement of the deal in the next couple of weeks. now, the talk here is, chris, that an all stock deal between those two air carriers would be executed as a reorganization plan that takes amr out of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the combined company would be worth apparently more than $10 billion. so as we say, we could be getting that finalization of an announcement in the next couple of weeks. we'll have to watch out. >> is another story i know you've been watching, "jansing & co." meets at 5:30 in the morning. i'm going to say we're not always completely awake, but people's eyes bugged open this morning when we heard about this milestone
white house to develop stricter penalties against cyber theft. cnbc's mandy drury is here with the details in what's moving your money. this story is getting a lot of traction. >> it is, the obama administration does need to get serious about this. it really is increasing evidence of a campaign not just like one offs but a campaign of cyber stealing and, you're right, it has been linked to the chinese government. they are looking to develop a more aggressive response which could include -- we're talking about the theft of u.s. government data and corporate trade secrets, it could include new measures like fines and other trade actions against apple has confirmed that had has been a victim of the widest known cyber attack on the computers and try to down play the consequences and say no important data was stolen. as yet the full extent of the breach is not entirely clear. what we do no, hackers infected mac computers of apple employees with malicious software that has been designed to attack mac computers and reps for apple say they are working with law enforcement officers to try a
government's crosshairs for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, a lawsuit against standard & poor's has been filed. what's that about? >> they're suggesting that s&p ignored their own standards to raise mortgage bonds that imploded in the financial crisis. we know the story well. and at the end of the day, it really cost investors billions of dollars and wreaked a lot of havoc. the civil charges by the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, are the first action against a credit rating firm over the crisis, but s&p said it came out with a statement yesterday and said the government suit is entirely without factual or legal merit and it also denied wrongdoing. so we're just going to have to see how this story unfolds from here, chris. >> and what is going on with gas prices? i was in california overing the weekend, a little sticker shock there. but it's certainly not just there. most expensive ever for this time of year. >> ever, ever. the current average is $3.53 a gallon. that is, of course, the average nationwide. that is u
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